We know you might have many medical marijuana questions about how the process works. Most people are anxious to know what kinds of illness is most likely to be approved by the doctor. These frequently asked questions may give you the answers you need. Please read through this descriptive information before your online exam. It will likely answer some of your questions. It may also remind you of thoughts you want to discuss with the doctor. If you have other questions that are not discussed in our frequently asked questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
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What Medical Marijuana Questions do you want to discuss?
The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. Scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. Continued research may lead to more medications. Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses and symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, Oklahoma and a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use.
Who can apply for a Medical Marijuana card?
Beginning in the fall of 2018, both adults and minors (under the care of a legal adult guardian) with Oklahoma residency may apply for a standard medical marijuana card.
What conditions could benefit by Medical Marijuana?
The Oklahoma law leaves much discretion to the physician to determine appropriate use. Since they have more research supporting their responsiveness to medicinal marijuana, these conditions commonly get approval from state programs and marijuana-friendly doctors:
- Chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Terminal illness
- Muscle spasms
- Cachexia and wasting syndrome
- Neuropathic pain disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Anorexia and bulimia
How do I prove to the doctor that I need a Medical Marijuana recommendation?
The doctor will discuss your medical health and your current medications to see if your illness can be helped by Medical Marijuana. We ask that you upload your medical records or copies of your current prescriptions so that we can establish you have a medical history of treatment with conventional medications. You'll be able to upload jpgs or pdf copies of your medical records and/or your prescriptions on your online paperwork. This information is usually enough to meet the criteria for recommendation.
How do I upload my drivers license and my prescriptions?
When you fill out your patient information, you'll be asked asked to upload your prescriptions and drivers license. An phone snapshot will do fine. Take a photo with your phone, email it to yourself to save on your computer and then upload it when asked to do so in the online patient information form.
What other steps are involved?
You'll also complete paperwork with the State Of Oklahoma and pay a fee to obtain your card. This paperwork can be completed online at:
How do I know which Medical Marijuana product is right for me?
You'll want to discuss products with a reliable dispensary. Dispensaries are also licensed by the State of Oklahoma. They are knowledgeable in the strains and content of edibles. Please have a detailed discussion with a dispensary that you develop a relationship with in order to ensure you get the most productive product.